Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp

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Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp
Directed byMatt Hinton
Erica Hinton
Written byMatt Hinton
Erica Hinton
John Plunkett
Produced byMatt Hinton
Narrated byJim Lauderdale
CinematographyMatt Hinton
Erica Hinton
Edited byMatt Hinton w/ Jennifer Brooks
Music byWilliam Billings
William Walker
B. F. White
E. J. King
Distributed byAwake Productions
Release date
  • 24 September 2006 (2006-09-24) (Birmingham Sidewalk Film Festival)[1]
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States

Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp is a 2006 documentary film directed by Matt and Erica Hinton, and narrated by Jim Lauderdale.[2][3] It follows the folk tradition of Sacred Harp singing, a type of shape-note singing, kept alive by amateur singers in the rural American South.


The Sacred Harp singers:

  • Richard DeLong
  • Raymond Hamrick
  • Richard A. Ivey
  • Rodney Ivey
  • Warren Steel
  • Judy Caudle
  • Joyce Smith Walton
  • Hugh McGraw
  • Carlene Griffin
  • Charlene Wallace
  • Jim Carnes
  • Elene Stovall
  • Terry Wootten
  • Jeff and Shelbie Sheppard
  • Lonnie Rogers
  • Ted Mercer
  • William Reynolds

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SIDEWALK BRINGS THE COMPETITION | Film Threat". September 1, 2006.
  2. ^ Eskew, Harry (November 13, 2007). "Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp. Matt and Erica Hinton, directors. Awake Productions DVD, 2006". Journal of the Society for American Music. 1 (4): 555–556. doi:10.1017/S1752196307071374. S2CID 191586810 – via Cambridge University Press.
  3. ^ Willman, Chris (May 18, 2019). "Film Review: 'Parallel Love: The Story of a Band Called Luxury'".

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